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2012 DTM Season.

Looks to be a doozie.. with BMW added to the fold.  Though, don’t get your hopes up BMW fans, this year is definately a development year.  It also brought an influx of factory BMW drivers and a lot of shuffled seats.  I haven’t seen a driver’s list this good in touring cars for some time. Rockenfeller, Coulthard, Paffet, Spengler, Priaulx, Ekstrom, Tomczyk, Hand, Farfus, Werner, Schumacher and a second Canadian in Wickens.  Oh and also Susie Wolff.  A female driver who’s actually good, I’m looking at you Danica.  Another big change for the year are the changes in regulations. Amoungst are the switch from 4 door sedans to 2 door coupes.  From the A4(rwd) and C class to the A5(rwd), C-class coupe and M3.  And the use of a common chassis for all three manufacturers.  Thus, I’ll probably end up downloading all of the races this year.   Starting with this weekend’s race at Hockenhiem.  Also, my predictions are as follows: Title to Mattias Ekstrom in the Audi or Paffet in the Merc, rookie of the year to Robert Wickens in the Merc and the best BMW will be Bruno Spengler.  Last two are obviously biased as I need to pick our Canadian bretheren.